Dip into a Good Book: 2013 Summer Reading Guide for Adults!


Chill out in the heat this summer with refreshing books on the 2013 reading list for adults.

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In the final part of the LongIsland.com Summer Reading Series, you’ll find a wide variety of sizzling titles for adults who are looking to dive into a good book while laying poolside.
With summer comes fun, and what better way to have fun then, dare I say it...read! It is the perfect time to forget about that to-do list at your job and at home, and sit down with an engrossing summer read that will make even you forget all the things that still need to get finished (even if it is just for a little while). Remember eReaders are a great way to read a book on the go, especially when you can’t seem to put it down. Here is a list of everything from the must reads to the all time classics, that may make that to-do list just a memory. But don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone.   
  • A Farewell to Arm by Ernest Hemingway
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini (New Release)
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • Collapse by Jared Diamond
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, Eleanor Roosevelt (Introduction), B.M. Mooyaart (Translator)
  • Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway   
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer  
  • Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Joyland by Stephen King ( New Release)
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Night by Elie Wiesel: A remarkable masterpiece written in less than 200 pages this is a deeply moving autobiographical account of a teenager’s survival in the Nazi death camps. Elie Wiesel uses his words to ensure that the world never forgets man’s captivity, as he offers graphic daily terrors and encounters of rampant sadism of his time spent at Auschwitz and Buchenwald.
  • The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell (New Release): As a typist in a New York City Police Department precinct, Rose Baker can send a person to prison for life with just a few strokes of the keys on her typewriter. But when Odalie, a glamorous new girl joins the typing team,  Prudish Rose falls under her spell and before she knows it her fascination with Odalie turns into an obsession that she may never get over.    
  • The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger (New Release)
  • Room by Emma Donoghue
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (Movie Tie-In Edition) by Doris Kearns Goodwin  
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: Ever so often a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever, this book is one of them. This modern classic is a magical story of a young shepherd boy and his journey in search of worldly treasures. But what the boy finds, teaches us to listen to our hearts, and above all, follow our dreams.  
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen


Be sure to check out all of  LongIsland.com's 2013 Summer Reading Series, including the Teen Reading Guide and Kids Summer Reading Recommendations!

What book has been captivating you this Summer? A hot new title? A timeless classic? Let us know about it in our Summer Reading Discussion Forum!